Tom is Principal Investigator on a SHARE-funded project analyzing the health care utilization patterns among a Medicaid expansion population in Wisconsin: low-income uninsured childless adults newly eligible for Medicaid under Wisconsin's BadgerCare Plus Clore Plan. This project will examine several questions including if and how service utilization changes after Medicaid enrollment; how utilization patterns may differ between enrollees coming from prior safety net coverage and those who did not have such coverage; and whether any apparent difference in utilization between those enrollees who had been chronically uninsured and those who had been episodically uninsured shows up in pent-up demand.
Tom is Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, where his research focuses on labor and health economics. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, Tom was Director and Professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Professor of Public Affairs and Economics. Before that, he served as a senior analyst at the Congressional Budget Office from 2005 to 2007 and was a senior economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2002 to 2003. Tom has also taught at Michigan State University, the University of Chicago, and Harvard University.